lunny says if the lower court ruling against him stands, the community may gain a quiet estuary, but some of their cultural history will be lost. announcer: this is al jazeera. hello there. welcome to the al jazeera nows hour, i'm nick clark in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes - iraq's parliament waits to form a new government. help for the rebels. australia arrests people in the biggest counterterrorism
raid in the country's history. fijians democratic leader wins the first election in eight years. will they or won't they? scotland heads to the polls to sflit from the u.k. . >> scots take part in another vote as the royal and ancient golf club in st. andrew's invites women to be members. the iraqi parliament is expected to attempt once again to complete the formation of a unity government. the new prime minister haider al-abadi faces a difficult task of rebuilding trust between iraq, sunni and kurdish communicate yes following accusations that the government failed to reach a unity government. he takes over a time when rebels in the islamic state of iraq and levant, in control of large areas in northern iraq.
key posts have not been filled because of disagreement over candidates. we'll go to baghdad and speak to john hendren. we have been here before, chance of progress today? >> no chance at all. this is the second time they haven't been able to make it work. the prime minister had a bloody nose when offering up his team. he offered an interior to a member of his own party, and that upset other groups, reminding people of the past prime minister nouri al-maliki, who kept both positions for himself, consolidating power. there has been backroom deals over the past couple of days. nothing happened out of that. it will be sunday we are told by the speaker, until we get a decision on that. if this does not work out for
haider al-abadi, he will look week in his first days in office. >> political problems very much on the agenda. what is the situation on the ground >> on the ground there has been iraqi and u.s. air strikes in haditha, where they have captured strategic down and in bye any, where there's -- biji, where there's a strategic strike. there has been fighting there. and we are told by iraqi forces that 2 i.s.i.l. fighters were killed in those air strikes. the prime minister made comments saying he believes the battle ought to be fought out in iraq and syria. it's controversial because the
u.s. and other allies do not want to enjoy the government directly, they don't want to recognise him, but under international law, it appears that you would need the performs of the syrian government to carry out strikes on that side of the border, not stopping the u.s. in places like pakistan. interestingly the national security advisor of iraq visited bashar al-assad. there's controversy over whether that was an official meeting or not. this is what haider al-abadi had to say about all this. >> yes, we called on the international community to do something about i.s.i.l. and syria. i.s.i.l. waged a war in iraq. they have occupied three of four governors. that fight will go on, unless i.s.i.l. is hit. i'm asking - this is the responsibility of the committee,
on top of them, the united states, the government, to do something about i.s.i.l. and syria. we on our part, in consultation with the syrian government. they are our neighbour, we can't afford to strike our neighbour. we can't afford to strike. >> that's a body seeming to suggest that iraq needs to engage the syrian government. for the international coalition, that would mean that they recognise the government who said it absolutely must go, the u.s. and other nations, arming the moderate rebels in the country. this is a coflial call. >> thank you very much. reporting from baghdad. >> the u.s. house of representatives has given approval to president obama plans to defeat the islamic state of iraq and levant, and passed a legislative hurdle in the u.s. the second legislative body, the
senate must approve it. it's by no means a done deal. we have this report. u.s. president obama giving a pep talk to u.s. troops responsible for the fight against islamic state of iraq and levant. promising again victory can be achieved without them going into combat in iraq. >> american forces deployed to iraq do not and will not have a combat mission. they will support iraqi forces on the ground as they fight for their own country against the terrorists. >> reporter: the president's plan calls for syrian fighters to take on i.s.i.l., and the u.s. house of representatives agrees to expand their training. many in congress are skeptical the overall plan will work. >> i hope you will lay out a plan that will convince us
you'll do what you said to the american people about i.s.i.l. because you haven't done it now. >> a big concern is the plan hinges on turning the sunni group. general alan was responsible for doing the same thing. admiral william fallon was his boss at the time and thinks he can do it again. >> he was the man that met the leaders in the region. he nose them all. his experience at centcom and in afghanistan, since he's been retired, helping out in the region, makes him the ideal person, with credibility. >> the obama is going to great lengths so say 40 others are taking part in the effort. the president can say two other countries taking over iraqs, a lot of people say for this
strategy to work, arab nations have to contribute to the effort. it will be up to general alan to make it happen. >> the potential arab state. do they understand how fragile american public opinion will be towards the evidence, the destruction if they don't commit. >> the obama administration hearing reluctance from the region and congress, general alan was social for winding down the war in afghanistan, being told he has less time to ramp a new one up. for the last two years iraq has been a safe haven for thousands of refugee, many are going home, unsure they are any safer than where they came from, and are walking into a country where there's u.s.-led air strikes above them. we have this report from the syrian-iraqi border
>> reporter: 100 meters of water separate the countries. this woman and her family fled damascus after her home was burnt down and tried to settle in iraq. despite the war and the threat of u.s. air strikes, she is desperate to go home. >> yes, we are scared of the air strikes. i miss my parents so much. i need to go home. this is my son, he's four months old and they've never seen him. >> saudi behamed is scared about going back. they left to see a doctor. going back to see his surgeon was dangerous, he turned to iraq instead. the votes are a life line across the border. the trickle of human traffic could be a flood. it locals heard an exodus happened in rafah.
the islamic state of iraq and levant. there has been a flow of aid and supplies crossing into syria, sense the border was open in 2013. since the american president announced that the bombing campaign in iraq was to extend to syria, an enormous amount of were trying to leave the stronghold, and the obvious place to cross to safe havens was here. >> the kurdish rebel group controls the nearby corner of syria. the islamic state fighters are pushing hard to clear a root from rafah, giving them a direct supply line all the way to mosul, their stronghold in iraq. >> there was a huge battle. we ran leaving it deserted. from what i see, the islamic state forces are strong. they have big weapons, the ypg are managing to defend the areas so far. >> reporter: but hammon is against the air strikes because ordinary people will suffer
>> translation: i do not accept that this is right. it will kill normal people. the rich people will get out, the poor will be underneath. >> reporter: they know when an air assault is coming, and what to expect. syrians have lived under a government aerial campaign for the last three years. it may be the international community's answer, but for them, it's more civilian casualties, and life torn apart. australian police have carried out what they are calling the largest counterterror raids in the country's history. 15 people have been arrested, and more than a dozen homes in sydney and brisbane have been searched. tony abbott says police were tipped off about a plot to carry out killings in australian cities. >> a decision that was made a week ago to raise the terror threat level was something that was many, many weeks, even
month, in the making. obviously the events this morning were based on specific intelligence that people weren't just preparing an attack, but had the intention to mount one. this is not about people's religion, it's not about what people wear, it's about potential terror attacks here in australia, and that's what we are - what we've got to guard against. >> fiji's first democratic election has been won by the man in the top job, frank bainimarama, taking power after eight years ago. his party won 6% of the votes, but opposition parties are not accepting the results. andrew thomas reports from the capital. >> as the night went on. the lead stretched. fiji's unelected prime minister was about to be elected.
frank bainimarama ruled fiji since taking power in a military coup in 2006. this comprehensive win gives him legitimacy. on thursday frank bainimarama himself kept a low profile, but it was not hard to find people that voted for him. >> i feel happy. happy. >> fiji appealed across divided ethnic groups, political splits between fijians, have been behind a culture. those days may be over. >> what happened over the years is the term coup is part of the fijian vocabulary. if something goes wrong after the election, there'll be a coup at some point. hopefully we will see that waning. >> first, frank bainimarama's victory needs to be recognised and accepted. an international group of monitors watched election day carefully. >> the outcome of the 2014
election is on track to represent the will of the fijian voters. >> opposition parties disagree, signing a statement alleging widespread fraud. >> the tampering of ballot bombs, removing of boxes from polling stations without being counted. the inclusion large-size files and numbers of in ballot boxes that could only have been traced through the opening of the ballot boxes as they cannot fit in the slots provided. >> and then there is the question of how fair the environment was. some say the unelected frank bainimarama should have stepped down before contesting the election. he made sure a new constitution tilted public support in his favour, and certain opposition parties and candidates were banned from running. >> despite the complaints of opposition parties, it looks like election results will stand. the hope is that it's a first step of a democratic transition. and in the fullness of time there'll be an election that is
freer and fairer still. all right, polls open in scotland as voters decide whether to split or survey with it. switching where the poll goes. if the yes campaign wins, it will win a campaign that lasts 200 years. power is split between edinburgh. housing, education and health is split, handled by an international scottish assembly, in the vote of yes, all will move to scotland. let's go to edin brau with julie -- edinburgh where julie mcdonald is standing by. i'm pleased to say the mist has lifted. what are they saying about the turn out. >> we are in edinburgh.
scotland's capital. when i spoke to you earlier, the mist was sitting on the city, we couldn't see clearly, we thought it was an interesting metaphor, when we have no clear idea of what scotland is going to decide until tomorrow. what we do know is 97% of adult scottish population is ready to vote, potentially 4.2 million people. we visited a few polling stations to take the temperature. before we got there we heard people were queueing around the block, and in some places there was a carnival atmosphere, people bringing children along. we heard from some of the west coast authorities, telling us that turn out is not just brisk, but astronomical. in one polling station in the west of scotland they had received a quarter of all voters on their register in the first couple of hours this morning. we know that here in edinburgh
90% of those that voted by polster returned the ballot and the other 10% can go to a polling station and vote. turn out is huge. what we won't know, of course, is exactly what is on the ballot papers, to find that out we'll need to wait until tomorrow morning. >> when will we know >> interesting how the voting system works. >> interesting. so how it worked is basically - the polling station is open from 7 o'clock, those couple of hours gone. until 10 o'clock this evening. it's a big window. pay for another 32. what will happen is they'll start to count the votes after voting closes at 10 o'clock. when they have tested the figures, they'll report the figures. and mary, the head counter, she will announce the result.
we are expecting that to happen. some time between 6:30 and 7:30. of course, the great british weather might get in the way. we have highlands and islands where votes will make their way. in some places it will be by helicopter, in others, road and boat. >> by tomorrow, we'll know what scotland have to say. >> will it be british or scottish weather? >> it remains to be seen. more to come on the newshour, including nigerian authorities blame boko haram for an attack on a teachers' college leaving 15 dead. >> what had been a tragedy may be a mass murder. a probe into the death of migrants. and a fourth n.f.l. player
hits the headlines on domestic violence charges. jo will have those details in sport. houthi rebel fighters are advancing towards the airport. there's fighting between the army and rebels. a shia minority group intern protesting. meanwhile, in the aljaf province, government forces and rebels agreed on a pause in fighting. the u.n. envoy is in the country to restart peace talks between the two sides. police in nigeria say boko haram fighters are behind wednesday's attack on a school. gunmen raided a teacher's straining college. we have this report from the capital abuja. >> nigeria security officials say these are the latest
pictures of boko haram. eyewitnesss say gunmen walked into the college and opened fire on students. western style schools are targeted for the radical group. >> people came from the main gate and entered the site. from that day, we are shooting people with guns. anyone they saw, they shut them down. >> reporter: police began the attack. the attack and two explosives went on. >> two explosives were dropped. there were gunshots. i think that is another one. one of the security shot at him
and the explosion went off, killing him. >> as the guns fell silent several people were dead, and many more were injured. >> they took many people to hospital, including body parts. i cannot say how many died or wounded, but there were many casualties. >> the nigerian president issued a statement, condemning the attack. this is the first attack since july, when four suicide bombers hit the city, forcing the cannes leaks of facilities at -- cancellation of facilities at the end of ramadan. it was similar to the north-east of the country. the government of sierra leone is taking radical steps to stop the spread of ebola. all people living in the country have been ordered to stay indoors for 72 hours. the virus us claimed the life of a second doctor in guinea, and the u.n. security council will
hold an emergency meeting to discuss international efforts to discuss the outbreak. >> they are the unsung heroes, burial teems with a dangerous and thankless job. for $100 a month they dispose of victim's bodies. al jazeera joined a team in eastern sierra leone. >> reporter: a burial team is called to an isolated village. a 16-year-old boy died. he was never tested. there are fears he had ebola. if so, he's the first in the village to die of the virus, and people are afraid. in hot and humid conditions, full protection suits are worn. chlorine is sprayed to disinfect the house, and inside the boy's body is rapped up and sealed. >> i can use this for burial activity. when we came, it's - we do the
operation. >> traditional by close faxly members a watch -- family members wash and dress the body. those that die of ebola are contagious. burial practices are blamed for the spread of the disease. >> we can build treatment centers. it won't be enough. it will be passed from person to person. we have to do more than treatment. we have to stop transmission. >> international red cross says education and a change to people's behaviour is the only way the virus will be stopped, it's running awareness campaigns in towns and people are deeply suspicious of the virus and outside help. >> we need to find trucks, vehicles to get our teams into the fields. the remote, small villages, to make sure that etch is reached and everyone is hearing the right message about how to prevent this from spreading further. >> back in the village, the
boys' body is taken for burial in a small clearing in the forest. putting aside fears, friends and family followed the burial team, paying respects to their friend, brother, neighbour. they pray the virus has not been passed on, and that his death does not mark the beginning of more to come. let me bring you breaking news. the tobruk-based parliament in libya has rejected the new cabinet of prime minister abdullah alfiny, according to a parliamentary spokesman. lawmakers demanded that he submit a new cabinet with not more than 10 ministers, he presented a cabinet with 16 ministers. that has, by all accounts, been rejected. that coming into us from tobruk in libya. >> in new delhi hundreds of tibetans were detained after
protesting against chinese president xi jinping. they gathered outside the area of talks between narendra modi, and xi jinping. talks on trade and the on board border disputes began on thursday. more now from new delhi. >> the chinese president comes at a particular interesting time and the new government is trying to rework and rebalance the foreign policy. on the one hand, the prime minister is reaching out to countries like japan. it's facing key territorial issues in the asia pacific region. he is off to the united states to take part in the u.n. secretary general assembly, and to meet with president obama for the first time. this comes as china and the united states is facing off over key regional and global issues. accountant to this is the sweeping influence of china from
a region called the stripping of pearls in the maldives and sri lanka all the way through to central asia to countries like turge ebbingize tan. >> people have been killed after a fight in elab ra prison. adam raney has this report. >> reporter: riot police guarding the bolivian prison that has seen two riots in less than a week. these are some of the weapons found in a search of the cells. inmates and their families say the elab ra prison outside the central city is rife with abuse. often at the hands of police. >> translation: they simply abuse and humiliate us to obtain moneys, per fumes, everything we have. everything that we have earnt through sacrifices. we will not allow the return of police until all our money taken from the cells are returned.
>> reporter: reports say the inmates are trying to block investigations into the killing of four prisoners in a riot on sunday. 11 were injured in the fighting. the riot started with a fight between two groups of prisoners, after a part on sunday. some of the injured were relatives of the inmates, who were visiting their family. among them was a preg plant woman. the ongoing violence is due to abuse at the prison. >> a lot of abuse was taking place before this. that is why we are upset. when a new inmate enters the prison of the they asked for extortion money. they treat us as they we are objects. according to local reports, two of the men killed were among the most dangerous criminals locked up in bolivia. >> time for the weather. steph is here. things not looking good in the
philippines. they were hit by a typhoon, and now they are looking down the barrel of another one. you can barely make out the philippines under a blanket of cloud. it's already given heavy down poors, within the cloud there's a storm. the storm that developed will run its way to the north-west, and clip the nearby part of luson. at that point it will be a little stronger. it will be around 100km per hour. it's not strong enough to be classed as a typhoon. it's blustery. the main problem is going to be the amount of rain. because we were struck four days ago, the ground is saturated. in some places it's waterlogged and flooded and now is edging towards us. it will cause a major problem with flooding, looking at around 200 or 300mm more rain from the
system as it makes its way across us. the storm that hit us four days ago has disintegrated. you can barely make out where the area of cloud is. all the way around the region we have seen heavy rain from the south of china to northern vietnam and into laos. and we have seen flooding. >> thank you very much. more still ahead or the al jaseera newshour, including... >> they are the bangui cycling club. i'm in the central african republic. i'll tell you how these men and women want to compete on the world stage. and we hear from the cyclists who have been slammed obvious the eye-catching kit. details coming up in sport.
welcome back, you are watching the al jaseera newshour, and a reminder of the top stories. the iraqi parliament is expected to complete the formation of a unity government. it's hoped that it will win the fight against the islamic state of iraq and levant. in fiji, frank bainimarama has become the country's first elected leader after leading a coup eight years ago. international observers approved the vote. smaller parties say they do not accept what appears to be a decisive wind. >> polls opened in scotland for a referendum on independence. voters are asked to decide whether the countries should
split from the u.k. or stay in it. >> iran's foreign ministers say a monitor has been created, arming and supporting i.s.i.l., and now trying to fight them. there was a talk ahead of the nuclear talks and the u.n. assembly. >> islamic state of iraq and levant is not a state, it's a terrorist organization, that has come into being because of a number of reasons. it's undertaken a leading role in that, and why iran was not invited to paris, which i would call a coalition, because most participates in that meeting in one form or another provided support to i.s.i.s., in the course of its creation and
upbringing and expansion, actually at the end of the day creating a sign, that -- frankenstein, coming to hunt its creators. >> president obama asked retired marine corp alan to coordinate operations. he was the former head in iraq, responsible for military operations in the east. in twim he served in -- 2008 he served in anbar, he convinced sunni tribal leaders to fight against al qaeda, and commanded us forces at the height of the battle against the taliban. we'll speak to gareth porter, an investigative journalist and historian based in beirut. good to see you. general alan, is he the right man for the job? >> i am not sure there's a right man for the job. general alan has the best
qualifications of everywhere in the u.s. military at this point, to do this sort of thing. i think the problem is not the person in charge of the operation, but rather the definition of a task that is, in my view, well beyond the capability of the government, the u.s. military to carry out. i don't think that it's not realistic definition of the military task. >> can we compare the scenarios between that which general alan faced in iraq back in the day, and what is happening now, what he'll have to do, or try to go. general allen's particular experience with regard to dealing with an insurgency, was in anbar province, during the
latter stage of the war in iraq. and did distinguish himself. that it was possible to did participate in a war against the sunnis. the general was in fair of pulling back u.s. military forces and supporting the sunni people who had been opposed to the u.s. presence, but who also opposed al qaeda. i think the problem now is that the united states is now talking about - and trying to carry out a war in iraq and particularly in syria. we do not have the same set of circumstances where the united states can easily turn to forces that are on the ground ready to fight the i.s.i.l. forces, and
which have actual support from the commooupty, and that is what will be necessary in both iraq and in syria. >> sorry to jump in, but the issue of u.s. ground troops, will that come to the fore, do you think. >> of course, the president said we will not send ground troops into iraq again, or to syria, but we know now that the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff in the united states said publicly that he has been considering the possible necessity for ground troops to be sent to the battle zone, and that under some conceivable contingencies, he would recommend it to the president. i don't think it's a possibility. i have to say that the first
ground force that we called upon would be special operations forces which operated in iraq and afghanistan, and who i think distinguished themselves primarily by showing that the united states did not have the intelligence, meaning the understanding of the situation on the ground, who was who in iraq and afghanistan, particularly afghanistan, to carry out the operations that they are walking about carrying out in iraq and syria. >> very much appreciate your perspectives and views. >> survivors of a shipwreck off the maltese coast accuse the traffickers of committing murder. up to 500 migrants are thought to have drowned after people smugglers rammed their boat. the migrants had refused to transfer to a smaller boat. >> reporter: finally ashore, after yet another dramatic
rescue. on tuesday night more than 500 migrants arrive in the cyst illian border. they are some of the 125,000 people who made it to italy this year, after a treacherous journey. never before, so many have arrived and never before so many died trying. last week, a boat carrying 500 migrants, including 100 children sunk off the coast of the malta. only nine survived. one is this person, a 19-year-old girl from syria. she survived by holding on to a tire for two long days. now on safe ground in tikrit, she said it wasn't a tragic accident, but murder. >> reporter: everyone drowned. on the fourth day after setting sail we were met by a vessel. the people asked us to stop, threw pieces of metal and swore at the captain.
the boat refused to stop, and they rammed us. they waited until we sunk and left. >> the boat sunk in minutes, killing most on board, including the fiancee. the 24-year-old palestinian lived to sell the tail. >> during the four days we were drinking water from the sea, there was no drinking water, but from the second day got to the point where i had to drink my own urine. back in sicily, the chief posterior opened an investigation into a shipwreck. the charge is mass murder. >> if we established the testimony, we'll do our best to bring those responsible for juz and punish them in the hope that others will cooperate. >> in wednesday, 300 migrants in the nearby port.
tired, emotionally, finally assure. >> news of the shipwreck doesn't appear to have migrants attempting a perilous journey. hundreds arrive, thousands are expected to try. the united nations stepped up its campaign to end a cholera outbreak in haiti. a second dose of a cholera vaccinati vaccination. u.n. peacekeepers have been blamed, they have not accepted responsibility. >> the central african republic is a country wracked by violence, and the last place you imagine riding through on a like. cycling is giving people a sense of freedom and hope. meet the members of the bangui bicycle club. these days the sound of gun fire has been replaced by blaring car
horns. the cyclists have to manoeuvre around market stalls, and dom the potholes. they ride out of the city and into the bush. this route to the town is one of only two well-paid roads out of the capital. the club was started in 2006. >> when i cycle i feel fulfilled and stress free. when i have problems, cycling makes me feel like the world belonged to me. in the past year and a half, cyclers have been speeding up and down the roads. the route is patrolled by international peacekeepers, and is safe again. in a country traumatized, cycling gives the men and women a sense of freedom, of hope.
>> this is a country divided along ethnic and religious lines. but this club doesn't put up with intolerance. this is the youngest member of the team. >> there are no divisions here we don't talk about christians, we are one family. >> reporter: the training sessions are getting more competitive, with six pots open for the next race outside the central african republic. >> translation: we identify ourselves as cyclists, my nickname is alberto contador. when you watch, it's our dream to take part. one day one of us will do it. it's one of the poorest countries in the world, and the club needs equipment and funny. these passionate men and women will continue to show the world that sport can make a difference
products despite a nation-wide ban on shopping bags. we have more now. >> reporter: these men are workers at a mill that produces jut, a plant fibre that makes bags. it was a large source of foreign exchange. in the 1950s and '60, 80% of jooute was produced here. the golden fibber is long gone. >> recently it has - it's been used or narrow use. ute was pro the golden fibber is long gone. >> recently it has - it's been used or narrow use. people are worried about the jute. >> reporter: by the 1980s manufacturers turned to plastic. synthetic materials are cheaper to make, but less environmentally friendly. in 2010 the bangladesh government banned the use of the
plastic bag, welcomed by the environmental act visit and jute producers. >> we are now using due to the use of making the bags. nowadays the people are using it. >> it didn't last for long. despite the ban, they are finding it hard to kick the plastic habit. this is one of several spots outside the capital. plastic bags are dumped and not disposed of properly. the plastic piles up on the roadside and river beds. unlike jute bags which decompose in a matter of months. >> reporter: on the outskirts of the capital the land fall has turned into a network of plastic hills. >> translation: because there's so much plastic use, it poses a problem for us in terms of composition. not only does it not decompose,
it slows down the decomposition of the rest of the waste in the landfills. >> there has been progress made by the ban, and claims the use of plastic has been cut by half in the past four years and is the first to admit that what has been accomplished is not enough, and the fight is an uphill battle. time for sport with jo. >> the issue of domestic violence plagues the national football league, a fourth player hitting the headlines as the league struggles to handle the incidents. >> reporter: another lair in handcuffs and another red flag for the n.f.l. the arizona cardinals dwyer arrested and accused of two incidents of domestic violence, one involving a 27-year-old woman and another his 18-month-old child.
>> he has been interviewed by detectives and admitted involvement but denied allegations of physical assault. >> reporter: it's the latest incident in a period of off-field turmoil for the united states biggest and wealthiest sports league. the problems arose when video footage emerged of ray rice assaulting his fiancee in a casino elevator, followed by the minnesota vikings adrian peterson after striking his son with a tree branch. the vikings reinstated him monday, after standing him down, and then today him down again. >> we have to make sure that our reputation and the team moved in the right direction. we felt in the end that this is the right decision. we made a mistake and will do the right thing.
>> reporter: the carolina panthers followed the path of the vikings, greg hardy, appealing a domestic violence case, no longer available to play. >> i hope people understand we are doing the best we can under the circumstances we can and try to get it right. >> at the end of the day we have to come up with solutions to make sure it doesn't happen again >> reporter: the actions of the player placed the n.f.l. and roxer goodell under scrutiny from women's groups and social campaigners. for a league dependent on income, it may be the criticism of major sponsors that speak the loudest. the n.f.l. is yet to announce punished for adrian peterson, and dwyer. the decisions under the spotlight more than ever. >> you've been hearing about it a lot today. the referendum on independence is not the only significant vote
taking place in scotland on thursday. the members of st. andrew's golf club is deciding on whether to allow women to join the club. >> it's a game well-known for strict rules. one rule at the golf club in st. andrew is that it's unacceptable - no female members. now, for the first time, the club, with so much power and influence, it's seen by many as the home of golf, is voting on whether women can join. >> this was established in 1754. it doesn't own the greens and fair ways. it's a public facility. the irony is that women have been playing on the course for centuries. >> all 2,400 members are male. there has been pressure to lose a rule, anything from outdated to plain sexist. >> st andrew's has a world
renowned university. and the female club is not given membership. >> they stress and say there's a lot of support from the rna coaching and play the ladies british open on the old course. it's not a huge culture change, but more of app acceptance and bringing things up to a level on the world stage. >> the only other course as famous as st. andrew's is the augusta national and in 2012 women were admitted, starting with the former secretary of state condoleezza rice. the club will not comment, but insists all members can vote, enhancing the view that they don't want to know. this is the moment, male or female golfers better together. of course, golf makes a return to the olympics in rio in
two years time. the future hangs in the balance. a brazilian court ordered changes to the plans of the course, which is cash carved out of a nature reserve. new ground caned be broken on the course because developers have not agreed. on to football, bayern munich needed a last-minute goal to beat manchester city. the home side dominating with 18 attempts on gold, and a combined effort and great defending kept them out until the 90th minute. former player scored a decisive goal. final score bayern one, manchester nil. >> arguably the biggest surprise of the night came from stanford bridge. things began well for the leaders, after they took an 11th
minute lead. in the second half they equalized giving the german side a share of points. >> we fought hard to get the points. congratulations to them. they get the objective, and a bit of frustration for us we did everything to win, and couldn't. >> in the other beams on wednesday, roma thrashed cfk, there were ugly screens involving fans during that game, with two people reportedly stabbed. four time champions - and they could only manage a 1-0 win. they played out a goalless score. they can no longer play at home because of the conflicts in the city. >> two time grand slam champion expected to announce her
retirement. chinese state media worping that the 32-year-old will end her career because of knee injuries, the world number 6 has been sidelined because of a knee problem. the hers game was a 3-round loss. na was a victor at the 2011 open. images of these outfits spread on social media after winning a race in italy. the bit that is catching the eye is the placement of a pleasure-coloured panel. the international cycling president says the suits are unacceptable by any standard of decency. >> translation: i said i designed the uniform, as an athlete, woman, cyclist, i would not be ashamed of this design. >> plenty of decent sports stories on the website.
check out aljazeera.com/sport. there's details on how to get in touch with the team using twitter and facebook. we have opinion pieces and video clips from correspondents around the world. that is all the sport for now. >> thank you very much. now, a museum dedicated to art from the muslim world is opening in toronto, canada, featuring work from the middle east, south asia and the middle east and beyond. daniel lack took a look. [ ♪ music ] >> reporter: dimly lit to preserve ancient colours and objects, the galleries span 1400 years of history. the holy corans from before the 10th century alongside hand drawn medical steps. tales of faith, and society are told. >> objects tell a story, telling
a story from where they are, who made them. who ordered them, what material. it's a window to a world, and that world tells you a lot about the civilisation and cultures that produces that art. >> these miniatures from peshia, irnedia and central asia show startling detail, almost abstract in a mix. calligraphy and painting, they challenge what many think of as islamic art. the idea is to connect the works with contemporary muslim artists will be featured. >> we want people to realise that the arts are not something from the past. it's something that is living, breathing in today. >> every aspect of the museum is supposed to compliment and enhance what is on display. take the staircase made of lattice stone. it's no exaggeration to say the building is a work of art. as are the museum ground.
pakistan's imran carr eshy, who painted a roof at the new york museum of modern art transformed a concrete plaza. he's within of several to highlight the country's vibrant art scene. the religious leader that brought this to tornado hopes to close a gap in understanding between that nose the art and those that don't. >> it's an extraordinary phenomenon that there's an enormous knowledge gap. i think it's the duty of everybody, myself included, to try to fill in the knowledge gap. >> reporter: whether they are art lovers or curious about a world little known to them, there's extraordinary experience awaiting north american audiences at this museum, a foremost collection of art finding a home in an unlikely place. fascinating window on the
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